RIPON - Sirens screaming down Ripon city streets at 1 p.m. today will be the highlight of the Emergency Vehicle Display Show and Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair set at the community center on Fourth Street.
It isn't 2000's torrid pace of 1,074 new housing starts but given the economic conditions Manteca is arguably in the middle of a mini-housing boom with 289 new single-family home housing starts in the first eight months of 2010.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.